Ethel Katherine Shorts, age 103, of Cranberry, died early Saturday morning at her home.
In Loving Memory
Ethel Katherine Shorts
Born February 22, 1908, she was a daughter of the late Samuel Augustus Shreffler and Grace Elzina Boyer Shreffler.
She married Ralph Henninger Shorts on August 8, 1936 and he preceded her in death on November 7, 1994.
Ethel was a homemaker and attended the Nickleville Presbyterian Church. She loved to crochet and make Navajo Indian weave rugs. She enjoyed reminiscing with family and friends, especially about the “old days” in the horse and buggy at Monarch Park in Franklin. She was also fond of gatherings at Nickleville-Weaver Hall for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and especially Christmas.
Survivors include two sons: R. Eugene Shorts and his wife, Carol, of El Paso, Texas and Sam Shorts and his wife, Marilyn, of Meadville; three daughters: Helen Jordan of Knox; Nancy Young and her husband, David, of Franklin and Shirley Ross of Cranberry; two brothers: Samuel Eugene Shreffler and John (Jackie) Boyer Shreffler, both of Jal, New Mexico; 17 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and 16 great great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Christy; two great granddaughters, Jessica and Lindsey; two sons-in-law, Norris C. Jordan and Gary L. Ross; four brothers, Robert, Virgil, Gerald and Ronald Shreffler and two sisters, Grace Latchaw and Ada Mae Mason.
Friends will be received from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at the William N. Rupert Mortuary, Inc., 430 Mendenhall Avenue, Knox.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2011 in the funeral home with Reverend Sue Montgomery, pastor of the Nickleville Presbyterian Church, officiating.
Interment will follow in the Nickleville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given in Ethel’s name to the Nickleville Presbyterian Church, 169 Valley Church Road, Emlenton, PA 16373.
Online condolences may be sent to Ethel’s family at www.rupertfuneralhomes.com